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Pope calls Christians to be 'living stones' of the Church

Oct 24, 2014 - 04:23 pm .- In his homily for Mass at the Santa Marta residence on Oct. 24, Pope Francis reflected on the call of Christians to perpetuate unity in the Church by being “living stones” built upon the “cornerstone of Christ.”  

How a reproductive health pioneer became an 'instant convert' reading Humanae Vitae

Oct 23, 2014 - 11:05 am .- As founders of an institute studying reproductive healthcare, Thomas and Susan Hilgers have seen the benefits that natural family planning can offer in the realms of health, sexuality and human relationships.  

How do we praise God? Pray like Saint Paul, Pope Francis says

Oct 23, 2014 - 05:57 am .- In his homily on Thursday, Pope Francis said no one has the strength to be a Christian without the Holy Spirit, and encouraged attendees to imitate St. Paul in praying with praise and adoration.

Ecumenical dialogue in the spotlight as Pope's Turkey trip approaches

Oct 22, 2014 - 01:57 pm .- The cardinal heading the Church’s council for Christian Unity has expressed his hope that Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Turkey will help strengthen existing Catholic-Orthodox relations.

Refugees, displaced take center stage at Middle East consistory

Oct 22, 2014 - 12:04 pm .- At Monday's consistory on the Middle East, patriarchs gathered to discuss the threats facing local Christians, and focused on the key task of returning displaced families to their homes.

The Pope's advice on how to overcome jealousy and pride

Oct 22, 2014 - 10:37 am .- In his weekly address for the Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis offered advice on fighting those tendencies which “dismember” the Body of Christ, such as jealousy and feelings of superiority.  

Pope Francis: Christ restores peace by breaking walls of division

Oct 21, 2014 - 10:30 am .- Christ wants to see us reconciled rather than living as enemies, Pope Francis said in his homily at Mass on Tuesday, explaining that a true Christian lives with this hope.

Vatican releases details for Pope Francis' visit to Turkey

Oct 21, 2014 - 07:52 am .- In response to an invitation sent by Patriarch Bartolomeo I of Constantinople, Pope Francis will make a three-day trip to Turkey, during which he will visit the cities of Ankara and Istanbul.

The Passion of Blessed Paul VI - 'Humanae vitae'

Oct 21, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Father Francesco di Felice worked at the Secretariat of State during the pontificate of Bl. Paul VI, and recently recounted the story behind the blessed Pope's 1968 encyclical which was received with widespread dissent.

A Middle East without Christians - cardinals consider sad prospect

Oct 20, 2014 - 10:41 am .- Monday's consistory of cardinals focused on the plight of Christians in the Middle East, especially in light of the rise of the Islamic State, and it also decided on two causes for canonization.

Blessed Paul VI, the Pope who led the Church's barque in troubled waters

Oct 19, 2014 - 07:27 pm .- Bl. Paul VI was the first 'modern man' to be elected Bishop of Rome, and he put the Church in conversation with the world in order to build a dialogue of salvation, a cardinal who was one of Montini's collaborators said.

Interreligious marriage: a look at the synod from India's perspective

Oct 19, 2014 - 05:01 pm .- While some countries face family issues such as divorce and polygamy, the synod’s Indian participants have voiced concern for interreligious marriages, which pose pastoral concerns across Asia.

Pope beatifies Paul VI, 'great helmsman' of Vatican II

Oct 19, 2014 - 11:57 am .- Addressing those gathered in Saint Peter’s Square on Sunday for the beatification of Paul VI, Pope Francis reminded Christians who live out the Gospel message that they are “God’s newness” both “in the Church and in the world.”

Church teaching on sexuality is simple, but not easy, priest says

Oct 19, 2014 - 05:02 am .- When it comes to human sexuality, one of the predominant themes being discussed by participants at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family pertains to the certainty that truth and mercy cannot be separated.

Pope Francis' closing synod speech received with standing ovation

Oct 18, 2014 - 04:15 pm .- Pope Francis' address at the conclusion of the Synod on the Family, delivered Saturday, was responded to with a four-minute standing ovation on the part of the bishops attending the Vatican meeting.

A missionary Pope: Cardinal Etchegaray's memory of Paul VI

Oct 18, 2014 - 03:57 pm .- Paul VI was a missionary Pope who wished to bring the light of the Gospel all over the world, a cardinal who worked with the late Roman Pontiff, who will be beatified on Sunday, has recalled.

Synod's final report shows nuance on homosexuality, remarriage

Oct 18, 2014 - 03:38 pm .- The synod’s final report, released Saturday, presents substantial changes with respect to the much discussed midterm report, especially regarding homosexual persons and the divorced and remarried.

Meeting of Pope Francis, Vietnamese minister a key step in restoring ties

Oct 18, 2014 - 02:49 pm .- Pope Francis met with Vietnamese prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung Saturday morning, which is a move seen as a important step in strengthening ties between the Vatican and Vietnam.

Synod fathers laud miracle of conjugal love in final message

Oct 18, 2014 - 08:54 am .- In their message to the faithful, the synod fathers praised the life-giving love between a man and a woman, which despite many challenges,endures through the grace given by God in the sacrament of marriage.

Vindicated: why a maligned Pope will be beatified

Oct 17, 2014 - 05:15 pm .- He had the unenviable task of being Pope during a most “tumultuous” era for the Church, but  Paul VI stood “deeply rooted in Christ” through it all, a theology professor has said.

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October 24, 2014

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